Chiropractors & Family Medicine located in Dallas, TX & McKinney, TX
About 75% of Americans experience foot and ankle problems at some point in their lives. At Posture Perfect Wellness Center, in Dallas, Texas, Yaron Lohr, DC, and his expert team are here to diagnose and treat your foot and ankle problems. Schedule your consultation online or by calling the office.
Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A
What conditions does a podiatrist treat?
Podiatrists are specialists who treat injuries and chronic health problems of your feet and lower legs. They are trained to reset broken bones, prescribe medications, order laboratory tests and X-rays, and perform surgery. A few of the conditions a podiatrist treats include:
- Morton’s neuroma
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Corns and calluses
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail fungus
Your provider evaluates your symptoms and determines the best treatment plan to achieve pain relief and healing.
What causes foot and ankle pain?
The cause of foot and ankle pain can be as straightforward as a broken bone or a sprain. However, there are times when the pain and discomfort require more in-depth evaluation of your individual situation. For example, if you have diabetes, your foot and leg pain can be the result of serious complications related to diabetes, like peripheral neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, or an open wound on the bottom of your foot.
Another example of foot and ankle pain that can be caused by a variety of ailments is heel pain. A heel spur is a common cause for heel pain, but your pain could be the result of any of the following conditions:
- Ill-fitting shoes
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Stress fracture
Your provider at Posture Perfect Wellness Center works with you to determine the root cause of your foot and ankle pain. You then receive a comprehensive treatment plan to start you on the road to being pain free.
What can I expect at an appointment with a podiatrist?
At your appointment, your provider asks questions about your medical and surgical history, medications you currently take, and what your symptoms are and how long you’ve been experiencing those symptoms. After collecting your experiences, your provider evaluates your legs, ankles, and feet by physical examination, asking you to walk a short distance, and to stand still. Your provider may utilize other diagnostic tests and tools for a comprehensive diagnosis.
Orthotics, specific shoes, physical therapy, or, as a last resort, a surgical procedure may be recommended as a part of your individualized treatment plan.
If you suffer from foot and ankle pain, the compassionate team at Posture Perfect Wellness Center are here to help you become pain free. Schedule your consultation by phone or online today.